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Aalsmeer Flower Auction, Amsterdam

Explore the Aalsmeer Flower Auction on your university or college trip to Amsterdam.

Located in Aalsmeer, this famous Flower Auction is the world’s largest central trade building, where approximately twenty million flowers are traded daily.

Students will get a valuable glimpse into the logistics of this buzzing international trading centre, where over 60% of the worlds flowers are bought and sold, mainly for export. 

Inside, the building is a hive of activity, with endless numbers of small trains carting loaded containers of flowers and plants, transported by electric-powered trucks or automated rails.

Student groups will have the opportunity to attend and observe the auctions in the morning, then later visit the nearby historical gardens in the afternoon.